UU Church of the Philippines

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines’s (UUCP’s) Learning Center was inaugurated on December 18th, 2012. Now completed, the facility will serve as an educational center for pre-school children in a remote village in Canlaon City. Construction of the building was made possible by a grant from the Fund for International Unitarian Universalism, as well as support from the UU Funding Program and individual donors.

In partnership with the UUCP, the Bayanihan Program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’s 11th Infantry Engineering Brigade constructed the school in approximately three months. During this time, the partnership has developed a peaceful relationship between the village residents, the UUCP, and the local military, fostering a spirit of love and trust in the area.

Military leaders, city, and village officials were invited to, and attended, the inauguration event, which featured a Christmas King & Queen Contest and a fundraising activity conducted by the school’s leaders. Approximately 10,000.00 ($250) was raised from this event which will be used towards finishing the school’s perimeter fencing.

The UUCP is thrilled to finally have a learning center that provides quality education to the pre-school children near Canlaon City. With the school facilities finally in operation, children that would normally be sent to work in village farms will instead be headed to the classroom.

Congratulations to the UUCP for this wonderful investment in child education and deep gratitude to those that supported the project’s successful completion!

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  1. Mar Cardenas

    Congratulations! I wish you much success in your first year of operatons and always. Many thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this project possible and continue to support it.
    Maramig Salamat!

  2. Nancy Fisk

    I would like to reprint this in our online magazine, First Words, a publication of First UU Church of San Diego in our February 2013 issue. Our church contributed to the completion of this Learning Center.

    You can see the magazine at http://www.firstuusandiego.org/publications.

    Thank you,
    Nancy Fisk

  3. Rev. Eric Cherry

    You are most welcome to reprint the blogpost, Nancy! I’m so sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner. Hope its not too late for you to spread this good news at FUUSD.


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